Ochberg Journalism Fellowships at Columbia University, New York

Deadline: 1 October 2014
Open to:  print, broadcast and online reporters, photographers, editors and producers with no fewer than five years’ full-time journalism experience
Fellowship: covers all travel, accommodations and other expenses directly related to program participation

Description

The Dart Center Ochberg Fellowship is a unique seminar program for senior and mid-career journalists who want to deepen their knowledge of emotional trauma and psychological injury, and improve reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy.

Reporting responsibly and credibly on violence or traumatic events — on street crime and family violence, natural disasters and accidents, war and genocide — is a great challenge. Fellows attend an intensive week-long program of seminars and discussions held on 17-22 January 2015 at Columbia University in New York City. Program activities include briefings by prominent interdisciplinary experts in the trauma and mental health fields; conversations with journalist colleagues on issues of ethics, craft and other aspects of professional practice; and a host of other opportunities for intellectual engagement and peer learning.

Eligibility

Dart Center Ochberg Fellowships are open to outstanding mid-career journalists working across all media. Applicants’ work must demonstrate journalistic excellence and a strong track record of covering violence and its impact on individuals, families or communities.

Fellowships are open to print, broadcast and online reporters, photographers, editors and producers with no fewer than five years’ full-time journalism experience. All fellowship seminars are conducted in English. Fellows must be fluent in spoken English to participate in the program.

Fellowship

The Ochberg Fellowship covers all travel, accommodations and other expenses directly related to program participation. The program does not cover costs related to health insurance or ground transportation in fellows’ home cities.

Application

To apply fill in the online application by 1 October 2014, at 11:59pm E.S.T. Twelve fellows for 2014-2015 will be selected and notified by email in early-November.

Please direct any questions to [email protected]

For more information please visit the official website.

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